current projects  

Storytelling Workshops & Coaching

yes, there is such a thing as storytelling school!

The Storyteller. Tell-A-Vision. Delivering Magic. 

Delving into the art and craft of storytelling, for the workplace, the community and telling any story in any setting. For groups and individuals.

a completely surprising experience in the best way possible… Charlie really has a fantastic ability to bring out a story from pretty much anyone” – Rebecca, workshop participant 

Ravens: A Living Myth

a solo show of mind, medicine and madness

"Metanoia - a process of fundamental change in the human personality"

In this show, I share my personal story, a dark night of the soul, of losing my mind and coming back again, interwoven with the story of The Seven Ravens and original songs.
  I tell this story on behalf of some of the stories less often talked about publicly, including a period of hospitalisation in a mental health unit in England. 


Performed in 2019 and 2020 in Tel Aviv and Pardes Hanna, Israel.

Approx Running Time: 50 mins. Contact for bookings

True Stories Storytelling Nights

rest for a while now, the night is young...

Everyone has a story to tell. From the simple to the profound, the hilarious to the horrifying; every cell in our body, every memory, footstep and blink of the eye contains a story. Which stories are living within us that want to be told?

True Stories Nights: Real people, real stories, 7 storytellers, 7 minutes each.

True Stories has its' home in wandering locations across Jaffa and has been alive and kicking since 2017.

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Kesem's Cabaret

life is a cabaret, old chum!

Kesem's Cabaret is a playful, inclusive evening of hidden talent and creativity.  All of our performers are a mix of both non-professionals and professionals, spanning music, dance and poetry, to clowning, theatre and storytelling, and even interactive cookery demonstrations!  Adding to the magic, our spectacular house musicians keep the atmosphere lively after the show!  



~ Back to Childhood @Artopus Collective (2019)

~ Hidden Mysteries @Yung Yiddish (2018)

~ Rising Again @Yung Yiddish (2017)

~ Purim Special @HaBayit (2017)

~ The Opening @HaBayit (2017)

JohnJohn Secret

what's your secret?

"Let me tell you a Secret.  About a boy. Named JohnJohn. JohnJohn Secret.

The Secret family live in a small, sleepy village in the South of England that hardly anybody has heard of.

JohnJohn, Mum, Dad and Tiddles the Cat. Telly, long walks in the park to calm Mum's nerves, Dad's roast dinner, pizza night if you're lucky, hundreds of cups of tea, occasional games of cards and Christmas at Aunty Jo's.

But JohnJohn has a secret.

A real one, one that you could never believe and one that he can't tell anybody.

Nobody knows (except me) and JohnJohn likes it that way."

Welcome to the world of JohnJohn Secret and his adventures into magical realms. 

(In Progress...)

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